Definition of "Integration with social security"
Method of reducing an employee pension according to IRS procedures:
- Offset method restricted to a DEFINED BENEFIT PLAN under which a mandatory percentage of the monthly Social Security benefit payable to a retired employee is subtracted from the monthly retirement benefit payable to the employee under a business firm's qualified retirement plan.
- Integration method-used with a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan under which a basic level of compensation established for a retired employee so that (a) for compensation above this level, the employee receives a greater retirement benefit; or (b) for compensation below this level, the employee receives a smaller retirement benefit.
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